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Digital Latin America, 2014 Exhibition

Digital Latin America, 2014 Exhibition

IMG_3503This week I viewed the Digital Latin America Exhibition at 516 Arts in Albuquerque, one of the city’s only true contemporary art spaces. The carefully curated show was brimming with compelling, 21st century investigations of space, identity, perception, language and the line between digital and physical.

The exhibition also proved fruitful (and invigorating!) for my own digital/hybrid work and I…

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Posted 1 week ago

Investigations in Video

I’ve been spending the last couple of weeks doing intense research and sourcing materials, output formats and software for the studio work. I’ve also done a lot of screen captures and video clipping, prepping a new arsenal of raw material for the semester.

Some of what I’ve been working with are moving edits and clips, recontextualized via splicing, editing, formatting and blending. This is a…

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Posted 4 weeks ago

Residency Summary, June 2014

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Ren Adams
Group 3 – Fall, 2014
Peter Rostovsky – Adviser

Residency Summary

My digital hybrid investigation, The Cascade, marked an important pivot point in my work. It grew from a sideline experiment into my core thesis, which examines the transient nature of virtual, social geography and the time-stripped environment of digital elastic-space. The work I brought to the June residency was…

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Posted 1 month ago

Infinite

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Here are some examples of the way the video projections are designed to seamlessly loop in an installation. Though I would not use the Infinite Looper YouTube mod for the actual project, it gives you a nifty, low impact way of visualizing the seamless design:

How Johnny Discovered the Secret Air Base: http://www.infinitelooper.com/?v=ci9rM3Uqox0&p=n

Murdock – Soledad Canyon: http://www.infinitel…

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Posted 1 month ago

Projections

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The past few days I’ve been testing projections in my studio, using my trusty new Pico pocket projector. These video manipulations constantly shift, sometimes subtly, transforming the physical environment with a rhythmic, circular sense of geography and altered space.

The on-board video processor does not allow the videos to loop seamlessly, as they were built (and intended), so I’m in the…

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Posted 1 month ago

June Horizons

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Earlier in the semester I wanted to output some of the Horizons at about 100″ in length–but I’ve since reconsidered this for the upcoming residency. Instead, I’m outputting them at about 30″ in length, to gauge response (and conceptual delivery).

Seeing several versions of the Horizons set cast as video projection (over 100″) was actually more intriguing than the static versions on paper. I hope…

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Posted 1 month ago

Resolved - Digital Desert Painting

Resolved – Digital Desert Painting

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It’s finished! The photo above leaves something to be desired, so I’ll shoot some better versions when I’m able. It’s already packed and ready to head to Boston.

A few detail shots:

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I’ll gauge whether or not additional pieces should be developed after critiques at the June residency–but this investigatory painting seems to have broken new ground that I am dying to excavate in tandem with the…

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Posted 2 months ago

Digital Desert – Mojave Loop

Here’s one of the new projections / digital animations, designed to endlessly loop at about 100” on a wall.

Posted 2 months ago

Semester Summary - Spring, 2014

Semester Summary – Spring, 2014

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Ren Adams
Lynne Cooke – Advisor
Semester 2 Summary – Spring, 2014

My digital hybrid investigation, The Cascade, marked an important pivot point in my work—significantly changing my method and methodology. It grew from a sideline experiment into my core thesis, which examines the transient nature of virtual, social geography and the time-stripped environment of digital elastic-space. My work…

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